Managing Technological Development

Managing Technological Development

by Hakan Hakansson, Alexandra Waluszewski
     
 

In this book, the story of how IKEA and its paper producers struggled to solve the problem of creating environmentally friendly paper constitutes the foundation of a discussion of technological development. Through a detailed analysis of the case-study, the authors demonstrate the necessity of including social, technological and economical factors when dealing with

See more details below

Overview

In this book, the story of how IKEA and its paper producers struggled to solve the problem of creating environmentally friendly paper constitutes the foundation of a discussion of technological development. Through a detailed analysis of the case-study, the authors demonstrate the necessity of including social, technological and economical factors when dealing with such issues.
Focusing on the interactive aspects of commercial and technological development, they examine how new solutions are developed and shaped in relation to the different companies and organizations involved. They investigate resources in terms of how they are related and built into other resources through historical and contemporary interaction processes. Their overall emphasis is on dealing with the issue of how different, closely and distantly related companies and organizations are affected when resources are developed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415285728
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Routledge Advances in Management and Business Studies Series, #25
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1470L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
1How to cope with development in a developing world1
2Interaction and resource development25
3Managing resources merged into 'basic' technologies: the utilisation and development of a facility and its products41
4Managing a greening demand: changes in the image of a technology63
5Initiating change: the development of a 'lead-user'86
6Managing change through interaction: the advantage of being small97
7Managing change through interaction: taking advantage of being big109
8Living with change: utilising possibilities in path-dependence131
9Living with change: handling increased variety through 'wait and see'146
10Living with change: moving resources characterised by heaviness and variety173
11Empirical experiences concerning interfaces between resources190
12Interacting resources creating friction213
Appendix233
Notes241
References257
Index267

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >